Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:54

IPL 2018 Fixtures

Tomorrow, cricket fans are in for a treat as the maiden ball is bowled in the action-packed, hard-hitting Indian Premiership League (IPL) cricket event in India. The IPL, which  features the best cricketing superstars from all around the world, takes place annually over two months, and has been running for 10 years.…
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:19

High 5 for Hitachi!

WearCheck’s laboratories in Gauteng recently welcomed new clients Hitachi Ltd., who signed up for condition monitoring services - in particular, oil analysis - for their mining and construction operations across the African continent. The Japanese-based company focuses on social innovation across a range of business sectors, including power and infrastructure…
Friday, 23 March 2018 11:11

Mining Indaba 2018

WearCheck and our sister company Set Point Laboratories - both part of the Torre Group - were situated alongside each other at this year’s Mining Indaba. On standby to greet visitors and showcase the stands , were (from left to right), Keith Finlayson and Philip Schutte (WearCheck), with Moses Lelaka…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:36

Oiling the way for smooth communication

As WearCheck’s footprint extends across many African borders, we encounter countries where English is not the predominant business language, and as part of our good business practice ethic, we do what we can to facilitate effective communication with our customers. To this end, we have recreated our oil sample test…
Friday, 02 March 2018 13:50

A well-trained workforce boosts profits

Profitability is generally good when productivity levels are high in most industries, and one of the long-recognised ways to ensure that productivity remains elevated is by upskilling the workforce through useful training courses. As mechanised operations become increasingly complex, and the smooth running of components is increasingly critical to the…
Monday, 26 February 2018 09:20

Lube Tip 7: Hydraulic Fluids

Keep hydraulic fluids cool. (The bulk oil temperature at the exterior of the reservoir should never exceed 60°C). Keep hydraulic fluids clean. (There is general agreement among hydraulic experts that 75 - 80 per cent of hydraulic failures are caused by fluid contaminated with dirt, wear particles and other foreign…
Friday, 16 February 2018 10:46

Mobius training for reliability solutions

As the certified Mobius training centre for the entire African continent, WearCheck runs Mobius courses on request from customers, on-site at the customer’s premises, anywhere in Africa (apart from SA, DRC and Kenya). The full Mobius course includes compulsory six month practical training sessions. Participants are guided by WearCheck expertise…
Monday, 05 February 2018 09:00

Lube Tip 6: Different loads need lubricants with different properties

There are different degrees of severity under which boundary lubrication conditions prevail. Some are only moderate, while others are extreme. Boundary conditions are met by a variety of special lubricants with properties corresponding to the severity of the particular application. These properties are derived from various additives contained in the…
Monday, 29 January 2018 08:29

2018 Super Rugby – don’t miss a match!

If you’re a rugby fan, like we are, then take note – this year’s Super Rugby viewing schedule can be downloaded for free on our website. 15 teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Japan will battle it out on the rugby field to see who will emerge…
Friday, 26 January 2018 12:39

Lube Tip 5: Synthetic Oils vs. Mineral Oils

Query: “Relating to gearboxes on trucks, if the owner/ driver doesn’t know if the gear lubes are synthetic, is there a fool-proof way to determine this without having to send a sample to the lab? Some oil manufacturers colour their synthetic oils, while others don’t. What would happen if the…
Sunday, 21 January 2018 19:50

We're Hiring

WearCheck Reliability Solutions Division Vacancies Senior Technician (Vibration) Lethabo Power Station Main Job Functions Responsible to plan, supervise and undertake work related to the providing of a professional CBM service to Eskom Power Station To undertake and ensure that all CBM services and work are carried out according to company…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:29

Updated version of condition monitoring app goes live

WearCheck’s revolutionary condition monitoring app - WearCheck Mobile - continues to be an increasingly popular choice among customers for communicating with WearCheck about sample results. An updated version of the app was launched recently and offers several upgraded features, including better all-round usability and the ability to check the progress…